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Gender: Male Meaning of Carleton: "settlement of free men" Origin of Carleton: English

The name Carleton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "settlement of free men". Carleton and is often added to lists like College Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Makeover Baby Name Game: Nameberry Top 31-40 Names".

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An upscale name almost to the point of caricature, though Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk lent it some muscle.

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Famous People Named Carleton

Carleton Stevens Coon, American physical anthropologist
Carleton Watkins, American photographer
Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American physician; winner of the Nobel Prize

Pop Culture References for the name Carleton

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